Thales Awarded Contract To Deliver Air Defense Radar To Iraq

Iraq’s Air Defence Command (ADC) will receive Thales radars in addition to the Lockheed Martin TPS-77. This was announced during a ceremony marking the start of construction of a new operations centre for the military branch on 24 July.

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) released a video of the event in which Minister of Defence Juma Inad Sadoun said the “new operations centre will be connected to the new radar system that is being imported from the French company Thales”.

Although he did not identify the types of Thales radars that have been ordered, he said Iraq had been seeking short- and medium-range systems to complement its new US-made TPS-77 long-range air surveillance radars and extend coverage across all of Iraq.

Posters at the event showed Thales radars, most prominently the Ground Master (GM) 400 and GM200, and suggested that the company is also building the air-defence operations centre.

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